Do I need a booster?

Booster doses are recommended for everyone 12 and older who is at least five months past their initial series of Pfizer-BioNTech, and for everyone 18 and up who is at least six months past their initial series of Moderna or at least two months past their initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Pfizer and J&J’s boosters are both full doses, while Moderna’s booster is a half dose. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. According to the FDA and CDC, studies found “mixing and matching” boosters is safe and effective. This means your booster shot does not have to be the same COVID-19 vaccine type your primary vaccination was. For example, someone who received the J&J vaccine can receive a booster dose of J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna. Likewise, someone who received two doses of an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) can receive a Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J booster. People should talk with their healthcare provider if they have questions on which vaccine is best for them. 








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1. How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?
2. Is the vaccine safe?
3. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
4. What adverse reactions were reported for the vaccine?
5. Will the vaccine give me COVID?
6. How many doses do I need?
7. How do I know if a message or email offering vaccination options is legitimate?
8. When will I get vaccinated?
9. Who should get the vaccine?
10. If I had COVID, should I still get vaccinated?
11. Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?
12. Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
13. How soon can we get back to pre-pandemic activities?
14. How does the vaccine work?
15. Does the vaccine change my DNA or implant a chip?
16. What is in the vaccine?
17. Where do I find accurate info about the COVID vaccine?
18. Where can I get my COVID-19 Vaccine Record?
19. Do I need a booster?